Arduino Controller Project Box
This is my second project box of this type. The box itself is from RadioShack. I drill holes for outlets, running wires, and mounting. I always label the outlets with a label maker so I can keep track of wiring.
On this side I've got the Feed Button input, Door Switch input, Temperature Sensor input, 24V Power for Door Motor input, 12V Power for Arduino input, and Float Switch input.
Here I have the Solenoid Valve output.
On this side I have the Door Open Stop Switch input, Door Close Stop Switch input, Door Motor output, Infrared Sensor input, Light Button input, and Water Button input.
The high power outlets are attached to the Arduino project box and include Arduino controlled outlets for Feeder, Light (brighter string lights), and Fan. Outlets that are always on (not Arduino controlled) include Moon Light (less bright single LED), Door Motor 24V Adapter, and Arduino 12V Adapter.
1 RadioShack Project Enclosure
Pick the right size for how much you plan to take on with your project, then get a box that is a little bigger as something always comes up later on in the project that you'll want to add.
- Search RadioShack for "project enclosure" to see all sizes of boxes, or visit your local RadioShack.
Many RCA Male and Female Sockets
- Search eBay for "rca socket".
Couple DIN Male and Female Sockets
- Search eBay for "din socket".
3 Power Outlets, Box, and Cover
I picked these up at Home Depot. Probably your best bet, but you can get these many places online as well.